Recreation Report, July 2-5
Park City Mountain Resort is open for the summer season, operating the PayDay Lift, Town Lift and Base Area activities. Activities include the Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, ZipRider, Human Maze, Legacy Launcher, climbing wall, carousel and miniature golf. Lift-served mountain biking and hiking is accessible from both the Town Lift and PayDay Lift. Guests are reminded to refrain from hiking and/or biking on wet, snowy or muddy trails in an effort to preserve these areas. Park City Mountain Resort is open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.
THE CANYONS RESORT
The Canyons Resort is now open for the season, with the gondola servicing hiking, mountain biking and the mid-mountain Alpine Disc Golf Course. Farmers markets have started and are held on Wednesdays from noon to 7 p.m. at the parking lot near the Cabriolet. There will also be free concerts at the resort every Saturday night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning July 19, through Aug. 23. Please visit http://www.thecanyons.com for more information.
Deer Valley Resort is open for the summer season. The resort offers 55 miles of lift-served mountain biking and hiking as well as scenic chairlift rides. The resort activities will be operating seven days a week through Labor Day and then weekends only between Labor Day and Sept. 14. For more information, call (435)-649-1000 or visit deervalley.com.
CITY AND BASIN TRAILS REPORT
Most trails are in great condition! Round Valley, Glenwild, Lost Prospector, SOS, Solamere, the Rail Trail, Princess Di, Colin’s and Rob’s are all in great shape and continuing to dry out quickly. Monique of Innovate I-80 Team wants to let users of the bike path that runs along I-80 near the New Park building know that UDOT is making improvements which will necessitate intermittent closures of the trail beginning Wednesday, June 18 for approximately one week. The National Ability Center would like to remind Round Valley Trail users to be careful and watch out for horses and students that are part of their Equestrian Program lessons. Also trail etiquette says bikers and hikers should give way to horses and bikers should give way to hikers. For more information, visit http://www.mountaintrails.org .
TUESDAY NIGHT TRAIL RUNS
Tuesday night trail runs meet at a different location each week. Next Tuesday, July 8 the group will meet at the McCloud Creek Trailhead, across from McPolin Barn (Quarry Mountain trails).
UTAH OLYMPIC PARK
The Utah Olympic Park is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for the summer season. Visitors to the Park can enjoy a 70 mph ride on the Comet bobsled, Zipline rides, the Quicksilver alpine slide, guided tours, introductory sports camps and more. Catch the high flying action of the Flying Ace All Stars Freestyle Shows every Saturday at 1 p.m. (From June 14 until Aug. 30). Tickets are sold the day of the show only ($10 adults, $7 seniors/youth). Admission to the park is free and there is no charge to tour the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, Alf Engen Ski Museum or to watch athletes train. For more information please visit olyparks.com or call 435-658-4200.
SOLDIER HOLLOW GOLF COURSE
Soldier Hollow Silver Course (18 holes) and the Gold Course (18 holes) are both open. Green Fees are $40 with a cart and the tee time policy is at least seven days in advance. For more information on summer activities, call (435)-654-7442 or visit soldierhollow.com
WASATCH MOUNTAIN GOLF COURSE
The Wasatch Mountain Lake Course (18 holes) is open. Green fees are $40 and include a cart. For more information, please call (435)-654-0532
MOUNTAIN DELL GOLF COURSE
The Mountain Dell Golf Course is open for the season. Fees for 18 holes are $27 walking and $40 with a cart. Fees for 9 holes are $15 walking and $21.50 with a cart. For more information, call 801-582-3812 or visit slc-golf.com
PARK CITY GOLF CLUB
The Park City Golf Club is open for the season. Regular season rates went into effect Memorial Day weekend and are $32 to walk and $46 with a cart for residents and $43 dollars to walk and $57 with a cart for non-residents. For more information or to make a tee time, please call 615-5800.
WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FOREST
The Mirror Lake Highway (S.R. 150) is officially open! The majority of the Campgrounds are closed. Open campgrounds are Taylor’s Fork, Shingle Creek, Washington Lake, Yellow Pine, Soapstone, Shady Dell, Cobblerest, Smith & Morehouse and Ledgefork. For more information on activities call the Kamas Ranger District at 783-4338. The rangers are hoping to have Lilly, Lost, Mirror and Trial open for the July 4 weekend.
BEAR RIVER MIGRATORY BIRD REFUGE
The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is now offering guided tours of the refuge. Tours will be on Thursdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and will last approximately 3 hours. You may make a reservation for tours by calling (435)-723-5887, but walk-ins are also welcome until the tour is full.
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